I have started a new applique quilt. I am participating in a sew-along using a pattern provided by the Virginia Quilt Museum. The "Buhl Bushong Quilt" is from the museum's collection of quilts. The pattern is available as a block of the month download. I have borrowed a picture of the quilt from the museum's Facebook page. There is information about the pattern and sew-along at this location on Facebook.
Here is my first border section which is from the bottom of the quilt. I found the applique stitching fairly easy to do. If the little curves on the pineapple flower scare you, just draw the pattern piece with a smooth line and let your fabric do the work. I have not decided on how I will do the pieced blocks from the center. I am thinking of doing a portion of the block designs with applique instead of curve piecing.